Flea Control in High Point NC – Pest Control Services
There are over 2000 species of fleas recorded in the world today, we have been providing flea treatments for homes near High Point and Greensboro NC since 1959. Fleas are external parasitic insects well adapted with tube like strong mouth parts able to pierce the skin of mammals and birds to feed by sucking on their blood.
They are about 1.5-3.5 mm in size with long and strong hind legs that make them very agile, especially in jumping.
Fleas are wingless but have the ability to jump great distances in comparison to their body weight. Distances which other
Fleas are the best jumpers in the animal world. Fleas jump vertically and horizontally covering distances of about 7
inches and 13 inches respectively.
If we humans compare their jumping ability to ours, we could be jumping nearly 300 feet horizontally and more than
150 feet vertically.
There are fleas of different species that feed on humans, cats, dogs, rats and other mammals and birds. They have
adapted themselves well with hard strong bodies to withstand dislodging from a host’s body by scratching or pulling.
They cannot be easily mashed up and being very agile especially on a host with fur, hair or feathers can move very fast
through. With a polished dark colored body and hair that are bent towards it’s rear, fleas can move at speed undetected
Fleas cannot be killed easily by pressing between our soft skinned fingers, it can only be killed by trapping it between
two hard surfaces, like our finger nails.
When pressed between our finger nails, they give out a sharp click noise when mashed up. Like all other pests Fleas too
are resilient and formidable.
Infestation in our homes usually takes place if we have pets around, or have pets of our neighbors entering our premises.
Dropped fleas can begin an infestation, and when that happens if we do not provide them with a host in the form of a cat
or dog they are sure to cling onto us, for their feed of blood.
Fleas evolve through four stages in their life cycle, which are egg, larva, pupa and adulthood. Adult fleas must have a feed
of blood before they can begin their reproduction cycle.
An adult flea which has had no access to blood will not be in a position to reproduce hence they would desperately seek
out a host to feed so that their life cycle could be completed.
The four stages are generally distributed with about 50% eggs, 35% larvae, 10% pupae and around 5% adults. The
females can only lay eggs after they have had a feed of blood, which they would lay in clusters of about 20 at a time.
Once we have a flea infestation, depending on the gravity of the situation an effective flea treatment conducted by flea
exterminators have to be under taken to bring the situation under control.
Doing it on our own after the problem has aggravated would not suffice as all the areas that the host has had access to,
would need to be treated.
Preventing an infestation would be the ideal solution, which would mean that we would need first and foremost to keep
our pets free of fleas. This is a very difficult task as pets are always prone to pick up a few fleas from anywhere they have
If you need to treat your home for fleas, then talk to one of our knowledge staff, we can help you get rid of fleas around your home and inside your home, Call us today we have been in the High Point area for a long time providing pest control services and we treat both commercial and residential customers, give us a call today.